1. What is a Star Dental Crown ®?
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.
2. Why Is a Star Dental Crown ® Needed?
A Star Dental crown ® may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
- To protect Root Canal Treated Tooth
3. What Are the Benefits of Star Dental Crown ®?
- Restore your smile
- the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
4. What Types of Star Dental Crown ® Are Available?
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth. However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type compared with metal crowns. The crown's porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown's porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
- All-ceramic or all-porcelain this technique offers a metal-free alternative, Star dental crown ® provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and they wear down opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.
- Zirconia Metal ( White Tooth Color Metal Crown) White metal Star crown with unmatched crown strength.
5. What Steps Are Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Star Dental Crown ®?
Preparing a tooth for a crown usually requires two visits to the dentist -- the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.
First Visit: Examining and preparing the tooth.
At the first visit in preparation for a crown, your dentist may take a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth's pulp, a root canal treatment may first be performed.
Before the process of making a crown begins, your dentist will anesthetize (numb) the tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth. Next, the tooth receiving the crown is filed down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown. If, on the other hand, a large area of the tooth is missing (due to decay or damage), your dentist will use filling material to "build up" the tooth to support the crown.After reshaping the tooth, your dentist will use a paste or putty to make an impression of the tooth to receive the crown. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to receive the dental crown will also be made to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite.
The impressions are sent to a dental lab where the crown will be manufactured. If the crown is made of porcelain, your dentist will also select the shade that most closely matches the color of the neighboring teeth.
Second Visit: Receiving the permanent dental crown.
At the second visit, your dentist will check the fit and color of the permanent crown. If everything is acceptable the new crown is permanently cemented in place.
6. Does a Star Dental Crowned Tooth Require Special Care?
While a Star crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the underlying tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day -- especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth. Antibacterial mouth rinse can also help.
7. What is Star dental Bridges?
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
8. Where can I get a Star Dental Crown ®?
Star Dental Crown ® are only available through member dentists that are registered with Star Dental Crown?. They will happily provide you with more information and help fit your Star Dental Crown ®. If you need help finding your nearest Star Dental Crown ® member dentist, don't hesitate to Contact us.